It’s a real priviledge to be playing with some of Scotland’s leading traditional musicians, and to debut the work of hebridean composer Damian Helliwell. Described as a ‘mandolin and banjo ace’, Damian is also a gifted composer, who has spent the past 5 years both building his own strawbale house and recording studio on the Isle of Eigg, AND amassing a huge repertoire of self-penned tunes which take the contemporary trad idiom to exciting new places.
The album will be debuted live at The Arches, on the 18th January, as part of the Celtic Connections festival, where a free EP will be given to all who join us! The full album will be released in March 2014. Click here to find out more about the gig and to book tickets.
With Damian Helliwell (mandolin / banjo), Andy Thorburn (piano), Eilidh Shaw (fiddle), Donald Hay (percussion) and Jenny Hill (double bass).